Bombers won’t take the Bears lightly

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - SPORT -

AUSSIE RULES: An em­pha­sis on main­tain­ing con­sis­tency and im­prov­ing on an ex­ist­ing game plan are the pri­mary goals Her­vey Bay Bombers coach Dar­ren Hunter has set for his play­ers this week.

The Bombers are fly­ing high af­ter two straight con­fi­dence build­ing wins, firstly against AFL Wide Bay lead­ers and lo­cal ri­vals Bay Power be­fore a 74-point hid­ing of The Waves.

While the Bombers are ex­pected to record an­other large win and per­cent­age boost against Mary­bor­ough Bears at Port City Park to­mor­row, Hunter said his side would ap­proach the game as if it was just an­other week.

Pri­mar­ily, the aim is to fo­cus on how his play­ers use the ball.

“We want to kick it around from player to player in­stead of go­ing for the 50-50,” he said.

“We just need the con­fi­dence in our­selves to go for those 30m passes rather than the big kick and hope. It’s about get­ting them to think lat­er­ally rather than al­ways for­ward.”

While the Bombers will rest sev­eral play­ers bat­tling in­jury, Hunter is ex­pected to take a strong side to Mary­bor­ough.

The Bears have strug­gled for re­sults this sea­son, but de­spite be­ing win-less for the first 10 weeks have earned praise from all parts of the com­pe­ti­tion.

First bounce is at 3pm.

Photo: Alis­tair Bright­man

Her­vey Bay Bomber Jack O'Con­nell.

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